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ILLESLEY JJLLL-2E LIBK-mY 
•'ELIESLEY, MaSS. 






XLVI 



2 311 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 26, 1938 



No. 28 



CORNELIA BRIDGE WINS 
HATHAWAY BOOK AWARD 



Judges Find Personol Library Shows 

Imagination, Discrimination 

in Range of Choices 

Cornelia Bridge '41 has been awarded 
the Hathaway House bookshop prize 
of ten dollars in books for the best 
freshman library. 

On the basis of the lists submitted 
to Hathaway house by May 2. the 
closing date of the contest, Mi;s 
Bridge's library was one of those se- 
lected for personal examination by 
the Judges of the contest. Her list 
was unusually well organized and 
arranged. 

In awarding the prize, the judges 
found that Miss Bridge's library met the 
qualifications announced In the con- 
test. 1. It reveals an active and de- 
veloping interest in literature, with 
a nucleus of a collection of poetry 
fairly comprehensive In its range of 
authors. 2. The books are in good 
condition, and their selection indi- 
cates imagination and the expression 
of a discriminating, individual taste. 
3. The collection Is well-balanced and 
substantial In content. 

The judges received the general 
impression that Miss Bridge knows 
and loves her books, and will con- 
tinue to add to what is already an 
interesting and practical working 
library. 

Rae GUman '38 

Elizabeth R. Payne 

Edith C. Johnson, chairman 



Faculty Steels Nerves 
for Coming Ball Game 

By Oammer Gurton '00 
(Ex-Faculty Manager) 



Gloom a foot thick pervades the 
faculty baseball sqcad these days as 
the date for their annual game with 
the students draws on apace. Not 
even the return of Joseph G. "Twln- 
kletoes" Haroutunian from the In- 
jured list has Infused a ray of sun- 
rhine Into the faculty ranks. This 
parlous condition Is directly due to 
come deft psychology on the part of 
Caitain Prances P-stel '39— who cer- 
tainly shculd ge" the Pulitzer prize 
for the neatest trick of the year. Blest 
with the largest and most talented 
student squad in years, Miss Postel 
(with malice "aforet'iou^ht") invited 
faculty observers to one of her prac- 
tices. Professor Michael Zlgler and 
Captain Malcolm Holmes walked 
spang 'nto the bail :l tran. 

In baseball parlance, the students 
proceeded to "shoot the works" and 
treated their guests (?) to an exhl- 
b tlon of brutal batting, flawless fleld- 
inc. and potent pitching unhead of 
in Wellesley history. With pitcher 
Mary "I'm-not-even-engaged" Ganoe 
'38 in mid-season form, the last fac- 
ulty hope of winning this year went 
up In a cloud of smoke. 

However — among those who will 
bravely participate in the 1938 version 
of "Custer's Last Stand" May 28 are: 
Professor Lawrence Smith, who will 
divide pitching and first-base duties 
with Capt. Holmes; Professors Mi- 
chael Zigler and Philip Hyatt; Miss 
Elizabeth Powell and Mi c s Harriet 
Clarke of the hygiene department; 
and Miss Mary Redman. Professor 
Haroutunian will patrol the outfield, 
with "Lulu" parked nearby for use In 
ra^e any extra-long hits come his 
way. 

The Faculty's worthy opponents 
are: Mary Ganoe '38, pitcher, Helen 
Park "40, catcher, Winifred Pierce '41, 
first base, Anne Cohen '41, second 
base, Carolyn Wysor '40. third base, 
Patricia Fleming '41, shortstop, Mar- 
gery Taylor '38, right field, Natalie 
Gordon "38, left field, and Frances 
Poste] '39, captain and center field. 



'40 Sends Five For 
Junior Year Abroad 



The department of French announc- 
es that in addition to the two schol- 
arship winners, Clarice Grosshandler 
'.0 and Jane Mayhew '40, who will 
spend their Junior year in France, 
the following sophomores will also 
become members of the Delaware 
group: Anne Bulkley, Edna Jeffrey 
and Margaret Samson. 



Janath Russell Wins 
In Writing Contest 

The June issue of the Atlantic 
Monthly announces that Janath Rus- 
sell '39 has received the honorable 
mention award in the College Short 
Story contest for her story, Two Who 
Were Brave, written as an assign- 
ment in Miss Johnson's division cf 
English Composition 301. 

M;ss Russell's story was published 
in the last issue (April) of the Wel- 
lesley Review, where by a mistake of 
the printer it was indexed on the 
cover under "Articles." It will be 
published by the Atlantic in their 
annual booklet of prize stories, es- 
says, and poems issued in September. 
According to the editor's letter to 
Miss Johnson, there were over six 
hundred papers submitted in this 
year's college contests. 

Wellesly college composition stu- 
dents have done very well in the 
noted Atlantic contests, winning a 
first last year, and several other 
awards in the past. 



Juniors To Replace 
'38 On Chapel Steps 

The senior class will gather for the 
last time on the "old chapel steps" 
Friday evening. May 27. The sopho- 
mores will present their big sisters with 
forget-me-nots. The class of 1938 will 
sing all the songs composed by their 
class members during their four years. 
The undergraduates will sing farewe'l 
songs to them, and they will respond 
with original songs. As the step-sing- 
ing closes, the seniors will march 
away from the group, and ths juniors 
will take their places on the sen'or 
steps. 



MR. CETTELL WILL TALK 
ON GERMAN CONDITIONS 



Mr. Richard G. Gettell will lectuie 
en "The Economics of Present Day 
Germany" Wednesday, June 1, at 
4:40 p. m. In Pendleton hall. The 
lecture is a part of the required work 
of economics 101, but !n v ew of 
present interests, it la op?n ti ollur 
lumbers of the CDll.ge and to the 
I u'olic 



DEAN WILSON TO LEAD 
FINAL SENIOR CHAPEL 



Professor Lucy Wilson, dean of the 
class of 1938, will lead a special 
s mor chapel Saturday. May 23. 
Seniors are requested to attend In 
caps and gowns, as there will be a 
fcrmal process.on. This chapel is in 
honor of the seniors, s nee it is their 
last day of classes, but the whole 
college is welcome. 



SENIOR CLASS CHOOSES 
ITS ALUMNAE OFFICERS 

The class of 1938 elected its alum- 
nae officers at a meeting on Thurs- 
day, May 19. Catherin? Parker was 
chosen secretary, Janet Z egler, treas- 
urer. Harriet Chamberla n will be re- 
union chairman, and Mary Bruce 
Taylor, class representative, 




Trustees Admit 
Three To Group 

Mr. Bundy, Mrs. Haffenreffer 

and Miss Crocker to Occupy 

Positions on Board 



NAME SWIMMING POOL 



NEWS wishes to represent both gala events of the past week-end. 
Above are the Tree Day mistress and aides against the background 
of one of the loveliest floats. 



Foreign Papers Portray Wellesley 
As Aristocratic Women's University 



Recently a Wellesley student re- 
ceived the pages from a French pe- 
riodical which are devoted to an ac- 
count of Wellesley college, "without 
doubt, the most celebrated of Amer- 
ican schools." Even after much re-" 
search in the library, the alumnae of- 
fice, the French department and pub- 
licity office, the name of the period- 
ical remains a mystery, but probably 
It Is one of France's cheaper women's 
magazines. How the material was ob- 
tained Is also a matter for conjec- 
ture. Not long ago. however, the col- 
lege sent some pamphlets to an alum- 
na In France, who wanted them to 
illustrate a lecture she was giving. It 
is possible that some of the more def- 
inite facts in the article may have 
been taken from these pamphlets. 

The source of the accompanying 
photographs is also indefinite, but It 
Is very possible that they may have 
been taken by Mr. Swift, a free lance 
photographer, whose pictures appear 
In periodicals such as the Collegiate 
Di :cst. College Humor, and the like. 

WELLESLEY IN UNIFORM 

First of all we are amused by the 
captions appearing under the photo- 
sraphs. One. a picture of the front 
ntrance of the chapel, evidently tr 
on on May day, bears this descrip- 
tion: "Each Sunday morning, the 
students of Wellesley college . , 
enter the building in ranks, the sen- 
iors dressed in black, the younger 
sirlT, in white dresses. The parents 
of the pupils stand along the sides." 
Under an illustration of the Interior 
of the chapel, we read: "The chapel 
of Welle?ley during the Sunday morn- 
ing service, in which alt the students 
participate. A choir of more than 100 
vo.ces sing churls and ilurales." 

With numerous illustrations the ac- 
:ount progresses. The United States, 
one knows, is the country "par excel- 
lence, the most gigantic, the most 
I :rmldnuTe." But it is also, in spite of 
the democratic regime, the country 
where a certain plutocracy holds the 
power, a plutocracy extremely solid 
and based on a capitalism of an old 
period. Such a situation exists around 
Boston, the center of New England, 
where the descendants of ancient 
families form the most elevated arls- 
tooraoy of America. Therefore, Is It 
astonishing that Wellesley college is 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 1) 



Translated from the May, 1938, edi- 
tion o/ the Neio Vienna Journal, a 
popular Vienna paper. 
In no part of the world Is the ex- 
clusiveness of the established aristo- 
cracy of wealth so extreme as In the 
democratic United States. The upper 
ten thousand shut themselves off com- 
pletely from the people. Especially 
in Boston, the center of New England, 
is this separation complete. 

Fifteen miles from Boston there is 
a community of approximately 2,000 
girls. At Wellesley, America's most 
talked-of and most exclusive college, 
the daughters of the most genteel 
American families are trained. This 
college Is a university of truly Amer- 
ican dimensions. 

DURANT FOUNDS COLLEGE 

In the eighteenth century a Bos- 
ton attorney, Henry Fowle Durant, 
purchased 3000 acres of land in order 
to leave his son an estate. The child 
died, and the father converted this 
land into a school, with the stipula- 
tion that young women might be 
given an up-brlnglng and education 
equivalent to that of young men. 

In 1875 a college of 300 students 
took the place of the school. Today 
the college is a complete, self-sufficient 
community, with a theater, dormi- 
tories, and a church. 

The dormitories of the students and 
the university buildings are built In 
the form of a college. Especially 
sought after are the tower rooms, ex- 
traordinarily luxurious and equipped 
u-ith all modern comforts conceivable. 

IN THE STYLE OF ETON 

Staying at the university town costs 
(without tuition) three thousand dol- 
lars a year. The students have their 
own government and their own cos- 
tume. After the patt«rn of the old 
English universities, the seniors wear 
caps and doctors' gowns, while the 
juniors as well as the younger stu- 
dents are clad in white. The seniors 
are allowed to have their own auto- 
mobiles during the last semester, so 
that there are always thirty or forty 
cars belonging to students. The jun- 
iors must use bicycles or go on foot. 

SUPREME MOTTO- 
ENJOYMENT OF LIFE 

The standard of the school is un- 
commonly high. In spite of this fact 
the girls do not become book-worms; 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) 



President Mildred H. McAfee an- 
nounced the election of three new 
members to Wellesley's board of 
trustees in chapel, Saturday, May 21. 
Harvey Hollis(er Bundy of Boston, 
Mass., Mrs. Thecdore C. Haffenreffer of 
Brockllne, Mass., and Miss Grace G. 
Crocker of Cambridge, Mass., will oc- 
cupy the board with the present mem- 
bers, the Honorable Frank G. Allen, 
cx-governor of Massachusetts. Miss 
Candace Stimson of New York city, 
and the Rt. Rev. W. Appleton Law- 
rence, bishop of western Massachu- 
setts. 

Mr. Bundy, president of the Fo.- 
cign Policy association In Boston, 
served for two years under Hoovir 
as assistant secretary of state. Born 
in Grand Rapids, Mich., he giad- 
uated from Yale in 1909 and re- 
ceived his LLB. from Harvard in 
1914. The following year he was sec- 
retary to the late Supreme Court 
justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and 
later became assistant counsel with 
the U. S. Food administration, re- 
turning to Boston in 1919 to con- 
tinue his law practice. He is asso- 
ciated with the firm of Choate, Hall, 
and Stewart. Mr. Bundy Is a trustee 
of the World Peace foundation, a 
director of the Children's Aid asso- 
ciation, and a member of the board 
of managers of the Boston Children's 
hospital. 

Mrs. Haffenreffer, who succeeds Mrs. 
William H. Coverdale of New York 
city as alumna trustee, graduated 
from Wellesley in 1911. a Durant 
scholar and member "of Phi Beta 
Kappa. For the past two years she 
has been president of the Boston Wel- 
lesley club. Mrs. Haffenreffer has long 
been active in Boston club and school 
work, being a director of the Massa- 
chusetts Parent-Teachers' association, 
and one of the governing board of 
the Summer Institute for Social Prog- 
ress at Wellesley. 

Miss Grace G. Crocker Is at present 

executive secretary of the college, an 

office which she resigns in order to 

devote more time to her work as sec- 

(Continued on Page 3, Co'. 5) 



THE PICTURES WHICH WERE 
TAKEN BY THE PHOTOGRAPH- 
ERS OF "LIFE" OF TREE DAY. 
IF THEY ARE APPROVED, WILL 
BE PRINTED IN THE JUNE 3 
ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE. 



Library Gains Gift 
Of Lincoln's Letter 



A letter from Abraham Lincoln to 
Dr. Julian Monson Sturtevant, presi- 
dent of Illinois college, Jacksonville, 
Illinois from 1844 to 1876. and the 
grandfather of Faith Sturtevant Dutch 
06 (1883-1926), has been presented in 
her memory to Wellesley college by 
her daughters. Elizabeth Dutch and 
Marjorie Hayward Dutch '38. The 
letter Is dated from Springfield. Il- 
linois. Sept. 27. 1856. 



THE RAILROAD MEN WILL 
BE HERE TO TAKE ORDERS 
THURSDAY, MAY 26, AND TICK- 
ETS WILL BE SOLD ALL DAY 
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 2. 



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ELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Tree Day Pageant Celebrates 

Victory Of Osiris Over Evil 



L lohnson Welcomes Guests to Fete; C. Heald Presides; 

Senior Crews Win, Sophomores Second in Crew Races 

Before Robin Hood Enters Float Night 



Float Night, with its brightly colored 
scenes from Robin Hood, heralded 
Wellesley's celebration of Tree Day 
as the members of the college and 
their guests munched popcorn and 
candy under the swinging Japanese 
lanterns on Friday evening, May 20, 
by the side of the lake. 

The long-awaited races of the class 
first and second crews opened Float 
night. The first crews to line up off 
Tupelo were the second crews. With 
the shot of the starting gun the four 
crews started down the course very 
nearly abreast until 1938's crew, coxed 
by Virginia Spangler, moved ahead to 
be seriously challenged a few seconds 
later by 1940's crew, coxed by Marlon 
Saunders, until 1938 won by what was 
almost a photo finish. A bit of 
heroism contributed to 1938's victory 
as a last minute absence necessitated 
the placing of Louise Matthews in po- 
sition number 7 on the starboard side, 
a position and side on which she had 
never rowed before, while Elizabeth 
Wheeler substituted in Miss Matthews' 
place in number 4 port. 

VARSITY CREW WINS FOR 1938 

1938 won the first crew race rowing 
with the varsity crew for the first 
time in Wellesley's crew history. 1938 
held its first place well throughout 
the race, followed closely by 1940 who 
came in second; 1939 and 1941 fin- 
ished third and fourth respectively. 

Following the crew races the crews 
formed the traditional W while the 
classes sang their crew songs. Mar- 
ion Edie, president of 1941, christened 
the freshman boat, Speed Indigo, and 
the class presented again their new 
crew song. 

Susan Barrett '39. announcer, intro- 
duced Gwendolyn Wilder "38 who an- 
nounced the members of the varsity 
crew: Bow. Marjory Morgan '38, Mir- 
iam Swaffield '38, Margaret Breen '38. 
Prlscllla Fall *38. Margaret Bass *38, 
Elizabeth Turner "38, Eva Wallen "38. 
Stroke, Elizabeth Thorogood '38, cox- 
swain, Natalie Gordon "38. Members 
of the varsity crew and Louise Mat- 
thews '38 received Ws. As the var- 
sity crew rowed off into the darkness. 
Virginia Spangler '38 announced the 
first of the gay pageant of floats. 




A. A. Antics 



C. A. NOTES 



ROBIN HOODS CATCH SPOTLIGHT 

The first float to catch the spotlight 
introduced Robin Hood making the 
shot which made him leader of the 
merry men. Scarlet-clad Little John 
watched Robin Hood with bow up- 
raised make the fateful shot. The 
Severance basement designed and ex- 
ecuted the float. The next scene 
from Robin's life told the story of 
Little John cudgeling Merry Robin on 
the bridge in a colorful float designed 
and executed by Grace Person '40. 
Striking against the background of 
green trees were M. L. Ashcroft "39 as 
Robin Hood, and Doris Breed '40 as 
Little John. 

Mary Lieurance '39 designed the 
float of Allan-a-Dale singing a jolly 
song to Queen Eleanor. The golden 
background glowed behind Allan - 
a - Dale in scarlet playing the harp 
i Confirmed on Page 3, Col. 1) 



The clouds which had threatened 
Wellesley all morning gave way to sun- 
light and blue skies as the classes 
marched in to form the W before a 
large audience on Tower court green 
on Tree day. May 21, at 3:30 p. m. 
Led by Eleanor Thresher '38, college 
song leader, the college sang the Alma 
Mater, then filed up on the hill. 

Lucille Johnson, senior president, 
traced briefly the history of Tree Day 
and welcomed all the guests of Wel- 
lesley to Tree Day. and the pageant 
of the triumph of Osiris. 

As the strains of Pomp and Cir- 
cumstance sounded, the Tree Day 
mistress, Gretchen Heald, and her 
aides, Frances Lovejoy, Mary Bruce 
Taylor, Helen Wigglesworth, and 
Gwendolyn Wilder, moved with stately 
dignity through the trees of the art 
building and onto the green. The sun- 
light twinkled on the yellow gown of 
the Tree Day mistress, and sparkled 
from her wide white train borne by 
the four aides, who wore gowns of 
Wellesley blue. The Tree Day mis- 
tress and her court commanded the 
pageant from their thrones at the 
side of the green. 

TREE DAY DANCERS 
The solo dancers were Camilla Davis 
'39, choreographer of the Gazelle 
dance, as Osiris; Charlotte Paul '38. 
choreographer of the evil spirits, and 
general chairman of Tree Day, as 
Seth; Margaret Wyckoff '39, choreo- 
grapher of the attendants of Isls, as 
Isis; Martha Parkhurst '39 as Anu- 
bis; Beatrice Wakefield '40, leader and 
choreographer of the underworld souls; 
Barbara Kroeger '40, choreographer of 
the townspeople; and Rhea Ornstein 
'40, choreographer of the smiths, as 
Horus. Caryl Hadsell, Freshman Tree 
Day mistress, was goddess of the 
underworld. 

PRESENTATION OF SPADE 
The ceremony of the spade followed 
the last triumphant march of the pag- 
eant. Margaret Sands '40 as the 
harassed zoology teacher in a long 
white frock presented the spade to 
the freshman specimen, Jane Esser. 
Miss Sands explained in her zoolo- 
gy lecture the difficulty of classi- 
fying these "things" which have been 
cluttering up the campus since Sep- 
tember, and clarified her study of the 
freshman by charts of the brain and 
heart. From the cross section of the 
heart Miss Sands revealed the itin- 
erary of the freshman blood from col- 
lege to college. 

Miss Esser answered the "suffer- 
mores" accusation remarking that 



C. A. to Edit Freshman Handbook 

The freshman handbook for 1938-39 
is being drawn up and edited en- 
tirely by Christian association. The 
committee is headed by Elizabeth 
Gregory '40. Jane Strahan '40 and 
Helene Kazanjlan '40 are the editors. 
Elizabeth Blakeney '40 and Rebecca 
Jackson '40 have a business board of 
'41 members; Barbara Prentice, Eli- 
sabeth Newman, Christine Corey, Nan- 
cy Stearns. Gloria Hine. Florence 
Cenedella and Helen Simpson. The 
proceeds from the handbook, which 
is financed completely by the adver- 
tising it contains, will go this year 
to the C. A. conference fund which 
sends Wellesley students to confer- 
ences throughout the year. 



A. A. Will Hold Annual Field Day 

The Athletic association will spon- 
sor its annual field day on the fields 
near Mary Hemenway hall Saturday, 
May 29, starting at 1:30 p. m. Archery 
competitions will open the afternoon's 
performance at the west side of the 
gym. Tennis matches swing into ac- 
tion on the courts by the hockey field 
at 2:00 o'clock, followed by a riding 
exhibition on the hockey field at 2:30 
p. m. Lacrosse teams will compete 
on the hockey field at 3:00 p. m., 
followed by the notorious faculty-stu- 
dent baseball game at 3:45 p. m. 
Girls outstanding in various sports will 
receive athletic association awards at 
4:45 p. m. 

Carol Wysor '40 is in charge of 
the field day activities. 



Forum Features 



New Forum Officers 



The Forum executive board at a 
recent meeting appointed three new 
members. They are Jane Harrison "39, 
chairman of the speakers' bureau; 
Jean Hussey '39 and Ruth Nearing 
'40, co-chairmen of tickets. 

Several committee heads were also 
chosen. Phyllis Estey '39 will serve as 
chairman of posters and Helen Hale 
'41 as chairman of teas. Ruth Ludlom 
'41 will be librarian for the Inter- 
national Relations club. Olga Zhiv- 
kovltch '40 will act as assistant to the 
president of the club. 



DEAN OF '39 GIVES TEA 
WITH SEAL A. THOMPSON 

Miss Dorothy M. Robathan, dean 
of the junior class, and Miss Seal 
Thompson, honorary member, gave a 
tea for the new officers of '39 at 
Horton house Monday. May 23 from 
4 p. m. to 6 p. m. President Mildred 
H. McAfee and Mile. Nadla Boulanger, 
honorary member of the class of 1939, 
were among those present. 



1940 may be war babies but the treaty 
of Versailles hadn't done much for 
their "maps," and pointing out the 
good fortune for the "suffermores" 
that they were graduating in leap 
year. As she finished, the freshmen, 
led by president Marlon Edie, ran for 
their tree, followed close by 1940. 1941 
reached their tree, a white birch by 
the library pool, first. Here they 
sang their class song, and gave their 
cheer for the first time. 



Out From Dreams and 
Theories 



C. G. Awards Scholarships 

The committee on summer ap- 
pointments has chosen Margaret 
Delahanty '39 and Flora Mariottl '41 
as recipients of the scholarship of- 
fered by the College Government as- 
sociation for the New England In- 
stitute of International Relations to 
be held at Wellesley from June 28 to 
July 8. The Institute offers an op- 
portunity for discussion of interna- 
tional situations. The discussions 
will be led by lecturers from the 
United States and abroad and will 
represent the fields of history, poli- 
tics, economics, and religion. 



Men Faculty Honor Head 
Of Education Department 

The men faculty honored Professor 
Arthur O. Norton, head of the de- 
partment of education, at a dinner on 
Tuesday evening. May 24, at Hartwell 
farms. Professor Norton, who is re- 
tiring this year, made a short speech, 
following which Mr. Malcolm H. 
Holmes discussed the faculty-student 
baseball game. 



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o Campus Cottons 

Medollion prints - dots - and 

plenty of postels in 

cool non-crushables 

$3.95 to $7.95 

White Sharkskin Play Suits 

$5.95 



Fancy Cherries 39c lb. 

This Week Only 

Free Delivery 

WELLESLEY 

FRUIT 
COMPANY 

Serving College Girls Since 1912 

Just Call Wellesley 0138-0139 



jacks Contest Nears 

Climax At Severance 

In the second round of the Sever- 
ance jacks tournament. Elizabeth 
Wurst '38 and Polly Waters "38 have 
emerged victorious. Although en- 
thusiasm has dropped a little with the 
advent of papers and quizzes, the con- 
test will close next week. 



Special discount for 

Wellesley Girls 

Irish and Scotch tweed 

SKIRTS 

custom made 

$12.50 up 

SCOTCH 

SWEATERS 

hand-knitted 
$6.50 up 

Tweeds, Inc. 

125 Newbury St. Boston 

Tel. Commonwealth 2063 



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Commencement Gifts 

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BOOKSHOP 



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Leading o«ocutlvos all over the 
country profor collogo woman 
with secretarial training for posi- 
tion* of trust and responsibility. 
Katharine Glbbi has calls for 
more secretaries of this type than 
there are graduates available 

• Addreu College Course Secretary for 
"HDULTS," a booklet of placement 
Information, and illustrated catalog. 

• Special Course for College Women 
opens In New York end Boston Sep- 
tember ffl, 1938. 

• AT NEW YORK SCHOOL ONLY— 
tame course may be started July 11, 
preparing fer early placement. 

Alto One and Two Year Courtet for pre- 
paratory and high aohool graduates. 
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THE whole college is talking about them 
— the low fares, we mean! And no 
wonder, with the back-home movement 
almost ready to begin I You can travel the 
Greyhound way — in Super-Coach comfort 
at only 1/3 the cost of driving, at far less 
than by other public transportation. See 
your Greyhound agent today — or tomorrow 
anyway— about schedules and savings for 
your trip hornet 

GREYHOUND BUS TERMINAL 

60 Park Square Boston 

Phone: Commonwealth 5400 



Sample One-Way 


Fares 




New York . . 


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Hartford . . . 


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New Haven 


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Washington 


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Philadelphia 


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Buffalo 


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Portland 


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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




THE PEREGRINATING PRESS 



Reporter Discovers Senior "Mosts" 
Will Follow Varied, Unusual Careers 



■jpkERRY wonders about the econom- 
J0 ic consciousness of the average 
Wellesley student when he remembers 
the girl who, in all seriousness, thought 
the stock exchange was an organization 
for the buying and selling of cows. 

• • • 

€VERY rule concerning matter-of- 
fact may possibly have an excep- 
tion, Perry discovered in phll class the 
other day. In spite of Perry's confident 
acceptance of the existence of none 
but white swans, the professor assured 
him, with no more than the ordinary 
twinkle in his eye, that around the 
next corner, waiting with prosperity, 
might be a black swan! 

• • • 

Perry awoke with a start from a sur- 
reptitious snooze in Bible class when 
he heard the teacher comment that 
Wellesley students seemed to have "a 
poverty of love vocabulary." 



"E 



ATHER an embarrassing situa- 
tion," Perry thought, when a 
male member of the Bible department 
was asked point-blank whether mother 
love was a subject in which he was very 
much interested— as he had Implied but 

a moment before! 

• • • 

Perry was so intrigued by the defini- 
tion of an oboe as "an ill wind that 
nobody blows good" that he was almost 
tempted to try his hand at it— until he 
was unanimously hissed down. 



-|fV EALLY used to seeing prom 
jj\ maids study the Junior Prom 
lists, Perry was surprised the other day 
to see a Junior examining them. Soon, 
however, he heard her explain. "I'm 
trying to remember the name of the 
smooth man who stood me up last 

night." 

• • • 

If psycho-analysts Interest them- 
selves In the train of thought in Wel- 
lesley minds, they will surely wonder 
about the girl who wrote a paper 
on "thin whiskey clouds." 

• • • 

iT| ES, there are reasons and reasons 
£J£ for choosing rooms. The latest 
comes from a sophomore whom Perry 
heard say, "No. I can't have that 
room, it's not big enough for my 
chest." 

Perry the Pressman 



PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES 
THREE NEW TRUSTEES 



By Barbara Oliver 



FLOATS DEPICT SCENES 
OF ROBIN HOOD' TALES 

(Continued from Page 2, Col. 1) 



to the queen while the page listened. 

One of the most beautiful floats of 
all was the cathedral scene depicting 
Robin stopping the marriage of Ellen 
and wicked Sir Stephen. Light 
streamed in on the group through 
the red and blue stained glass win- 
dows of the background. Paula Bram- 
lette '39 and Natalie Henry '39 de- 
signed and executed the float. 

Dorothy Perrin '40 designed the 
float of Stout Robin recovering from 
the tinker the warrant for his ar- 
rest. The lights caught well the 
group before the white inn with its 
blue door and straw roof. 

The gay maidens held mugs up in a 
toast as the dancing girl kept step 



with the music from Henry vm as 
Leta L. Bonynge '38 as Little John, 
dressed in scarlet, found it right 
merry at the Nottingham fair. Myra 
Ann Graf '40 designed the float. 

A sturdy beggar was beating Robin 
with his crabstick as the float de- 
signed and executed by Constance 
Ballou '41 and Elizabeth Siverd '41 
moved next across the lake. 

The sliver stars of the blue sky be- 
hind the trees twinkled in the spot- 
light as Friar Tuck, Robin Hood, and 
Will Scarlet made Maid Marion Queen 
of the Sherwood forest in the float 
designed by Ellen Regan '40. The 
last float portrayed effectively Robin 
Hood as he shot to mark his grave. 
The white and scarlet background 
was striking behind the tragic scene 
as Robin Hood took the bow from 
his friend Little John for the last time. 



Alice Pasternak, voted 1938's "Best 
Scholar," rose from the depths of a 
studious arm chair to greet her 
visitor. Throughout her college 
course the president of the Alliance 
Franqaise has had, naturally, other 
scholastic honors. She is a Durant 
Scholar, and was made a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa at the beginning of 
her Junior year. Therefore her request- 
ed reaction to the honor of being con- 
sidered the best scholar in her class 
was a little surprising. "There's some- 
thing screwy somewhere," she re- 
marked. 

"What do you plan to do with your 
ability when you graduate?" was the 
question. 

"I want to work on a magazine." 

"Fact-gatherer?" 

"No, editor." she answered, grin- 
ning. "I'm now collecting rejection 
slips— Job-rejections. Eleven people 
don't want me so far." 

Jane Mutter, voted "Most Uncol- 
legiate," leaned back informally in a 
very collegiate room. Thoughtfully, she 
decided that she had won her title be- 
cause she refused to subscribe to the 
usual collegiate fads, and was uncon- 
ventional only in falling to observe the 
expected collegiate bohemianlsm. "I 
don't wear, for Instance, socks— or beer 
Jackets— or dirty white saddles." 



(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 



Her reaction to her title was one 
of amusement. Although she is col- 
leglately a literature major, she 
maintains her reputation in plan- 
ning to enter an utterly different 
field — that of interior decorating. 
Asked about prospects, she still was 
uncollegiate and unlike most of the 
Interviewees replied. "I actually have 
a job lined up!" 

"I owe my success to a flsh!" Jane 
Tracy. 1938's "Most Original" began 
when cornered. "I swallowed a gold 
flsh for ten dollars." she said heavily, 
"and it changed my life. . . . Oh, I 
didn't taste a thing. I couldn't. I was 
In a cold sweat." 

She, like all positive and conflicting 
natures, has her regrets. She drawled 
sadly, talking half to herself. "If I 
had only known some people charge 
25 cents in addition for admission, be- 
cause one whole floor came up to see 
me swallow the flsh. And one came 
In to decide whether it should stay 
down. Only half of them ended by 
hiding in the closet." She collected the 
ten dollars. 
"There was some intention of 



retary of the board. Chairman of the 
Wellesley War Service committee, and 
of the Semi-Centennial fund com- 
mittee from 1922 through 1930. she 
has also worked extensively for the 
International Federation of University 
Women. A Wellesley alumna of the 
class of 1904, she has previously 
served two terms as a trustee of 
the college from 1922-1934. 

A further statement from the 
board of trustees announced that 
the swimming pool now under con- 
struction will be named the George 
Howe Davenport pool, in honor of 
the late Boston philanthropist and 
former trustee of the college. Mr. 
Davenport donated generously to the 
swimming pool fund. 



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swallowing a telephone book, but no 
one put up any money that time. 
I don't do things like that except 
for money." 

Her future, she remarked cynically, 
will be new and dlfferent^-something 
else original. She plans to teach pri- 
mary grades. 

(To be continued next week) 



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Paula Bramlette, 1939 Managing Editor 

Louise Ahrens, 1939 Make-up Editor 

Elizabeth Golden, 1939 Neivs Editor 

Adrienne Thorn, 1939 Feature Editor 

Louise Sarceant, 1939; Mary Tunison, 1939 

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Virginia Hotchner, 1940; Helene Kazanjian, 1940; 
Martha Schwanke, 1940; Jane Strahan, 1940; 
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Barbara Oliver, 1940; Constance St. Onoe, 1940; 

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Assistant Drama Critics 

Elizabeth Kruskal, 1939 Art Critic 

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October 30, 1019. 

Signing The Books 

The adjoining Free Press column car- 
ries a commentary on last week's edito- 
rial entitled Making and Breaking Rules. 
We still hold to our contention that the 
present signing out system which requires 
that a specific destination be indicated on 
the slip is outmoded and often results in 
deliberate misstatement, thereby defeat- 
ing its own purpose. We wish, however, to 
clarify and amplify the stand which we 
have taken on the matter. 

First of all, we quite definitely realize 
that certain steps have already been taken 
toward simplification and improvement of 
existing regulations, and we commend 
them. Take for instance the substitution 
next year of one slip for the rainbow 
assortment now in use. The Gray book 
too has been carefully revamped and will, 
in its new form, make understanding of 
the rulings easier. 

But may we continue where we left off 
last week. Our last sentence stated that 
"The only approach to honesty of con- 
duct must be a revision of regulation 
which faces the realities of the situation." 
This statement presupposes the need for 
some kind of regulation and in no way 
was meant to advocate a wholesale re- 
formation or abolition of the C. G. We 
believe that change can be readily ac- 
complished within the system. 

At present a girl who has indefinite 
plans for the evening signs out, theo- 
retically, for the place to which she will 
most probably go. This is legal. If she 
goes somewhere else, she is still acting 
within her rights. But if she goes some- 
where else and fails to indicate the 
change of plan when she returns to can- 
cel her registration, she has broken a 
C. G. ruling. College government makes 
this provision for the following reason : 
if a Wellesley girl should be involved in 
an accident of any sort, her signature on 
the slip would furnish accurate proof of 
her whereabouts at that time, and thus 
furnish protection against false rumor 
for the girl herself as well as for the 
college. 

Now if, as seems to be the case, a 
student frequently signs out for any old 
place and returns to make no note of her 
actual entertainment, the dual purpose of 
the signing out is defeated. The college 



cannot locate a girl in case of trouble, 
nor can it check up on her should such 
hypothetical emergencies occur. 

Some indication of a girl's where- 
abouts is definitely needed. We suggest, 
however, that students be required 10 
indicate the doubt as to their destina- 
tion by a (?) or some other similar 
device. If such a signing out system 
were adopted and a girl signed out with 
a question mark, she must of course be 
made to understand that in so doing she 
loses in part the protection which the 
college can afford her if cognizant of 
her exact location. But if a girl wishes 
to take on this additional responsibility, 
surely she should be allowed to do so. 
Since the C. G. states that there is no 
list of places to which we are forbidden 
to go, there is no need for camouflaging 
the truth of our whereabouts. 

If such a system were adopted the 
college could still try in case of emer- 
gency to reach the girl at some particular 
place. If they failed to reach her, au- 
thorities would hold fewer fears for her 
safety knowing she had contemplated a 
change of plan than if, as at present, 
there was no possible explanation of the 
girl's absence from the place of enter- 
tainment which she had designated on 
her slip. 

We conclude therefore: (1) that at 
present many persons sign out indis- 
criminately and fail to indicate their 
change of plan, (2) that if students 
were made to understand the significance 
of the rulings, they would be more willing 
to co-operate in their enactment, (3) that 
to facilitate a better understanding, the 
reasons for the rulings should be ex- 
plained to the freshmen by Village juniors 
and to upperclassmen by House presi- 
dents, (4) that the protection purpose 
of the rulings, on which they base their 
existence, could be better afforded if a 
girl were required to sign out specifically 
if positive of her destination, but to note 
her probable destination if she is uncer- 
tain, indicating her uncertainty of mind 
by some symbol. 

Such clarification, it seems, would 
make rules now ineffective more than 
mere forms. 

Descent From The Human Plane 

Despite the wars which have been rag- 
ing in the last few years, we are never 
wholly accustomed to sheer terrorism, 
torture, and murder. Nearly everyone in 
the small number of democracies and 
peaceful countries which remain in the 
world today was shocked to read of the 
treatment of the Jews in Austria, to see 
actual photographs of the Nanking atro- 
cities. 

The shooting, burning and bayoneting 
of non-combatants, many of them child- 
ren, has become familiar news from 
China. We learn from all sides that the 
gentle Japanese do not intend that these 
fiendish events should occur; the lack of 
discipline in the armies of Nippon is 
named as cause. Too many of us are will- 
ing to accept the outrages as the expected 
manifestations of the Oriental mind 
turned loose with the lovely toys of our 
Western culture, and shruggingly say 
the struggles of another race of men are 
not our concern. 

Less easy is it for even the most 
settled of our many smug minds to dis- 
miss the latest reports from Vienna. 
Austria is not so far from our sphere. 
Many Americans remember Vienna as a 
scintillating, beautiful city of cafes and 
parks, with the gentle and gay Viennese 
people waltzing in musical-comedy man- 
ner. Vienna today is an excellent tragedy, 
staged in the best, tense Orson Welles 
style. Respectable, gifted Jewish people 
scrub the sidewalks, perform in the park 
for laughing mobs of erst-while pleasant 
Viennese, are subjected to every indig- 
nity, and many are driven to suicide. 
Here again the inhuman conduct is 
blamed on undisciplined soldiers, but only 
the officials could be responsible for 
closing one of the world's greatest cen- 
ters of medical study because of the fact 
that many Jewish geniuses had helped 
to build it. 

The complete brutality, the utter bestial 
reversion of men seems to be the only 
explanation for such conduct in wide- 
spread areas of the globe. Democracies 
seem unable to settle on any course of 
action whatever. Education may be the 
white hope of the future, but the future 
will not be unless the statesmen now in 
power do something besides offer pom- 
pous and beard-pulling regrets, remon- 
strances, and cries of "naughty-naughty." 



Preview 

By C. S. O. -40 



Three more weeks! 

Late to bed, early to rise 

Dates with D. K. E.'s, 

Fashion freaks, 

Phone-book peeks 

Dwindle and die; time files! 

Twenty-one days! 

Let them be swift; why must they 

lag? 
Then, Wellesley, raise 
Lusty voice In praise 
Of long, summer "laze," 
Openly hoping that time will 

d-r-a-g! 



Retraction 



The News wishes to correct a mis- 
take made in last week's issue In the 
article on Rumford's baking powder. 
Professor E. N. Horsford, founder of 
the present Horsford fund, occupied 
the Rumford professorship of chem- 
istry at Harvard. Born in 1753, Ben- 
jamin Thompson, later Count Rum- 
ford, antedated Horsford by half a 
century. In addition to attending a 
few lectures in medicine, Thompson 
spent no time at Harvard as was 
stated. 



FREE PRESS COLUMN 



All contributions for this column 
must be signed with the full name 
of the author. Initials or numerals 
will be used if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for opinions and 
statements in this column. 

Contributions should be in the 
hands of the Editors by 11 A. M. on 
Monday. 



Credit Where Credit Is Due 



To the Editor of the College News: 

It is not good form for a college 
president to conduct arguments in the 
press with members of the board 
of trustees. Perhaps one may be 
forgiven, however, for correcting a 
report of an interview in an effort to 
give credit where credit is due. Your 
reporter apparently gleaned the im- 
pression in her talk with Mr. Hunne- 
well that one of my duties is "making 
the budget." It is of course true 
that the responsibUity for balancing 
the needs of various departments is 
a presidential responsibility, but it 
is one which could not be fulfilled 
without the work of the assistant 
treasurer. Miss Munroe, as chair- 
man of the budget committee, com- 
piles the estimates of Income and ex- 
pense, balances the budget <a major 
achievement in days of recession) 
and submits it to the President, who 
submits it to the finance committee 
of the trustees, which submits it to 
the board of trustees where it is or- 
dinarily adopted without modification. 
Another instance of the President 
getting the credit while someone else 
does the work! 

Mildred H. McAfee 



C. G. Rules and Standards 



To the Wellesley College News: 

The editorial in the News of last 
week must certainly be answered — 
and should, as I see it. provoke dis- 
cussion and action from every girl 
in college. The situation as painted 
in the article is a bad one. Are the 
majority of us really convinced that 
the attempt on the part of the col- 
lege and College Government to hold 
the community up to the normal and 
widely accepted standards of social 
behavior is an Insult to our ma- 
turity—and virtually an unnecessary 
and complicated amount of red tape? 
Are we really becoming blind to the 
fact that in every community, large 
or small, social standards exist which 
every mature person not only observes 
but desires to see observed by his or 
her neighbors? The term "rules" is 
a disagreeable one from all angles. 
It seems to Involve the Idea of au- 
thority laying down the law arbl- 



NEWS NOTATIONS 



The Shakespeare society of 
What's the University of Utah an- 
In a nounced recently that It had 
Name? authenticated a newly - dis- 
covered signature of its patron 
saint, William Shakespeare, only the 
seventh known to exist. It is about 
four inches long and seems to have 
been cut off some document. Pro- 
fessor B. Roland Lewis, who brought 
it to light, estimated its value to be 
$75,000 



Commander Thomas Woodruffe, 
Man British radio commentator, said 
Eats he would eat his hat if either 
Hat Preston or Huddersfleld scored 

in the football association final. 
The commander had a confectionery 
straw hat made and ate it with relish. 



Soil erosion is responsible 
Erosion for Increased tooth decay, 
Decays according to Dr. Fred Miller. 
Teeth former president of the 

Pennsylvania State Dental 
society. "Ninety-eight per cent of all 
Americans have imperfect teeth," Dr. 
Miller told the organization's seven- 
tieth annual convention. "This is 
definitely the result of eating foods 
which have been deminerallzed, either 
through refining or through soil 
erosion." 



At Loretta Heights college 
Colorado's in Colorado students have 
Spiritual just finished three days' 
Exams devotion to spiritual exams 

before the start of regular 
exams. Father Mac aids the girls In 
a "retreat" period which he claims 
gives them spiritual as well as scholas- 
tic uplift before the ordeal. 



England Is testing a new 
New type of grotesque elephant- 

Balloon shaped balloons which may 
Warefare be used as a type of air 

defense. The theory is that 
the closely - ranked balloons, which 
carry dangling lethal chains to heights 
of 25,000 feet, will enmesh and destroy 
enemy bombers. Recruiting for nine 
squadrons of 400 men each has already 
begun. 



With typical vitality the 
Youth American youth movement 
Swings Ignored the wear and tear re- 
Along ceived at the A. S. U. con- 
vention, the N. S. F. A. con- 
vention, the National Intercollegiate 
Christian council and the Model 
Youth Assembly to come up swinging 
for a tremendous youth lobby at 
Washington. Thirty-eight cooperating 
organizations petitioned Congress to 
act on their five-point program, which 
includes economic aid for youth by 
extension of NYA, passage of the AYA, 
equalization of facilities for the 
negroes and poorer states, transfer of 
the C. C. C. camps to civilian control, 
and opposition to the Industrial 
Mobilization plan. 



Even the plebeian sheep is 
Sheep reported to be taking not 
Take to only to airplane but para- 
Sky chute rides these days. Be- 
cause road-beds are useless 
or dangerous at many points, the 
Italian army is transporting sheep to 
Ethiopia by means of an Individual 
parachute trip for each animal. 



trarlly and bidding all others to fol- 
low. This concept of the term is 
prevalent and, unfortunately, is held 
here at Wellesley with respect to our 
Gray book by many people who have 
not Interested themselves sufficiently 
in the whole situation to think It 
through carefully. Actually, the 
Gray book is a written compilation 
of the minimum essential standards 
which the girls who have been chosen 
as leaders by the college at large feel 
should be upheld in this particular 
community. They are not "rules' In 
the meaning expressed above, bin 
rather statements of obligations which 
have been felt important for the 
maintenance of a high standard of 
conduct at Wellesley. 

Our whole system of administra- 
tion and student government is a 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) 



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Theatre Guild Announces Plays 

The Boston Theatre Guild visually 
arranges to present its members with 
the cream of New York's last-season 
crop, and their program for the sea- 
son 1938-39. in so far as it is has 
been announced, promises to be no 
exception to this rule. Three of the 
six plays have been decided upon, 
and they are three of the best that 
New York has seen during the past 
season. 

The first of these is Amphitryon 38 
which is due to open with Alfred Lunt 
and Lynn Fontanne October 3 at the 
Colonial theatre. This, of course, is 
the ancient myth of Jupiter and A!c- 
mene, adapted quite freely by Jean 
Giraudoux, and readapted for the 
English stage by S. N. Behrman. Such 
a combination, we imagine, along with 
the sophisticated impudence of the 
Lunts, should make Amphytryon 38 
well worth the while of any theatre- 
goer. On the more serious side, the 
guild has arranged to bring two more 
of Broadway's recent successes. Of 
Mice and Men. winner of this year's 
Critics' Circle award, and Shadoio and 
Substance, winner of the critics' 
award to a foreign play, are both 
on the program. The former, a 
dramatization by John Steinbeck of 
his own novel, has been widely ac- 
claimed in New York, as has the lat- 
ter play written by Paul Vincent 
Carroll, the young Irish dramatist. 
In Shadow and Substance Bostonlans 
will have the opportunity of seeing 
the original cast, notably Sir Cedric 
Hardwicke and Julie Haydon. 

Further than this the Theatre 
Guild's plans for next year are not 
definite. However, there is a possibil- 
ity that one of the remaining three 
productions will be a Mercury Thea- 
tre presentation, staged by Orson 
Welles. Mr. Welles Is working now 
on Five Kings, a condensed version of 
Shakespeare's five historical king- 
plays which will be produced by the 
Mercury in the fall under the aus- 
pices of the New York Theatre Guild. 
The series will include the first two 
parts of Henry IV. Henry V, the first 
three parts of Henry VI and Richard 
III. This acting version of the his- 
torical plays called for a great deal 



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cookies, fizzy ginger ale, 
choice cheeses . . . and other 
delicacies, certain to restore the 
joy of living to starving souls! 

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of research on the part of Mr. Welles. 
Before beginning work on the adap- 
tation, Mercury's directors of Julius 
Caesar explored Holinshed's Chron- 
icles and other sources which Shake- 
speare himself used. Rumor has it 
that this newest of the Mercury's 
brain-children will take to the road 
later on next year. Welles himself 
stated, "Beginning with the season 
1938-39, the Mercury hopes to play 
as many performances on the road 
as it does in its own theatre." 

E. D. '39 



Resume of Modern Art 



The Increasing excellence of me- 
chanical reproductions of paintings 
and drawings has made them of 
great value to the student, to whom 
the accessibility of works of art is 
an important consideration. The color 
processes have become more and more 
satisfactory. The art departm.nt, 
realizing this, has provided us this year 
with several small exhibitions of re- 
productions, both from Its own col- 
lection and from the collections of 
other nearby museums. Simply be- 
cause these shows are not featured as 
are those in the main gallery, they 
are not to be dismissed as mere pot- 
boilers or wall-decoration. Emphat- 
ically they are of importance to the 
student, although they may no longer 
present novelties to the world of art. 

The present exhibition Is one of 
watercolors. drawings and photographs 
of sculpture by leaders of the modern 
movement here and abroad. The 
works are all of the twentieth century, 
many dating since the war; hence 
they represent current trends rather 
than mere early genius in the experi- 
mental stages. It would be uncalled- 
for and impossible to attempt in this 
small space a consideration of the 
intrinsic merit of the ideas behind 
these works and embodied In them; 
therefore let us merely point out the 
sincere and widespread attempt at the 
formulation of new techniques, freed 



from tradition, which accompanies the 
evolution of new styles. The disregard 
of actuality which characterizes the 
whole modern movement naturally 
alters the significance of the vari- 
ous media. In the paintings and 
drawings, the subservience of form to 
design and emotional appeal is most 
noticeable; similarly in sculpture the 
emphasis is on the manipulation of 
forms and contours for the sake of 
the abstract beauty of the whole. A 
strange power is gained in the paint- 
ings through the flat, decorative 
handling of color which often Is made 
to resemble an oil technique. Most 
justified In its use of this unorthodox 
method la Marc Chagall's It Is 
Written which reveals the peculiar 
strength of this kind of painting. 
Another unusual technique is Illus- 
trated by Charles De Muth's i4/rer 
Sir Christopher Wren which combines 
the ink-and-watercolor method of an 
architect's rendering with the interest 
In abstract pattern occasioned in 
many modern works by architectural 
forms. The result is a uniquely 
fresh and interesting one. An etch- 
ing by Picasso, Le Menage des 
Pauvres, Is another work outstanding 
in its handling of the medium as 
well as in Its vivid conception. 

E. K. '39 



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SENIORS REPORT WORK 
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Junior and senior chemistry majors 
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private dining room of Tower court 
Monday, May 23, to hear reports of 
the seniors who have been doing 
honors work or individual research in 
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Thursday. May 26: 3 :40 P. M. AJumn'iO 
H«ll. Room drawing for the class of I'M 

4-00 P M. Faculty AMcmbly Room, 
Green Hall. ACADEMIC COUNCIL. 

|T40 P M. Billing Hall. '88 ons 

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''ISilfrdBY May 28: '8:16 A. M. Scni r 
Chwel Mb" Wll.cn. Dean of 1088 will 
lend, L«8t day of clas»cs for jjcnliii 

•1 :80 P. M. Athletic Fields and < oil 1 
Spring Field Day. 

1 ;80 P. M. Archery. 

2:00 P. M. Tennis. 

2:30 P. M. Ridir.n. 

.l-no P. M. Lacrosse. 

:. : 16 P. M. Faculty-student baseball Kiime. 
4-45 P. M. Announcement of awnriH. 

(Department of HyK.Vne and Phy-cnl 
Education and Athletic Association.! 

Sunday. May 20: Ml :00 A M. Memo, 
rial Chapel. Preacher. Dr. Ralrh W 
man Christ Churrh. No. York City. 

alonday. May SO: MEMORIAL DA\ 

No academic appointments. 

Tuesday. May 81: •8:15 A. M. Morn- 
ine Chapel. MlM McAfee will lead 

•4-40 P M. Memorial Chapel. Rccitwl 
by "students of or K nn. (Doparlmc I 

" Wcdnecday. June 1: »8:Hj ; A. M. Morn 
in* Chapel. Mrs. I.unn will lend. 

•4:40 P. M. Pendleton Hall. He mired 

Economics 101 lecture by Mr. Richard G. 
Gcttcll on "The Economics of Present-Day 
Germany." 

•Open to the public. 



French Magazine Shows 
A Glamorous Wellesley 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 3) 



located not far from Boston?" 

"But, what is this famous college? 
First, this Institution Is reserved ex- 
clusively for girls. This does not dis- 
please you. does it? ■Une r,?vanche du 
leminisme. quoil' The school is not 
open to any girl. It is uniquely re- 
served for the descendants of the best 
families, that is to say, those whose 
fortunes do not date only from yes- 
terday! The daughters of the 'nou- 
veaux-riches' are excluded." 

"Today Wellesley college has become 
a small city set apart from the rest 
of the world— a sort of citadel of cul- 



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ture in the American sense of the 
word. The school possesses Its own 
theater, its own church, and numer- 
ous are the buildings and dormitories 
belonging to it." 

"But all of this Incurs a great deal 
of expense. And so the students must 
pay annually the insignificant sum of 
$15,000 for tuition. But the Amer- 
icans disregard expense when it Is a 
question of the education of their 
daughters." 

"The residents of this school, which 
represents the 'cream of the crcp' 
of its kind, have established what 
they like to call 'self-government" 
which consists of a tribunal of honor 
of which the students are Judges. 
Finally, the students of Weilcs ey 
wear a special costume. In the tra- 
dition of old English univcrs.ties, the 
'graduates' (students who have reached 
their last semester and who are 
preparing for the bacca aureate) are 
authorized to wear the traditional cap 
and gown while the undergraduates 
wear white." 

"But the young girls are not called 
upon to spend all their time in 
bookish culture. On the contrary, at 
Wellesley athletic activities occupy the 
place of honor in education. We 
must believe that this kind of edu- 
cation turns out partlcu'arly well and 
that students from Wellesley are. 
at the end of their studies, very ac- 
complished young ladies, and that 
they make excellent matches. Statis- 
tics prove this eloquently since 65% 
of the girls who graduate get married. 
Apropos of this, it is amusing to cite 
a tradition sacred to this model 
school: each year before examinations 
the students organize a contest which 
is none other than a hoop-rolling 
race. Dressed in their long gowns, 
cap on head, the contestants bsgin to 
push their hoops along the race 
course. Let the bsst girl win! The 
one who wins this contest must ac- 
cording to an almost sacred tradition 
be the first to marry the following 
year. The most extraordinary part of 
this tradition is that it never lies. But 
history does not say that the cham- 
pion of Wellesley is also victorious 
in that grand ra"? which is 'la vie'!" 



FREE PRESS 



C. G. Rules and Standards 



(Continued From Page 4. Col. 5) 



democratic one to the extent that 
every girl in college does her part 
towards making It so. Often those in 
authority, though put into office by 
our election, are criticized for the 
seemingly autocratic way in which 
things are handled— (i. e., for the 
idea, of which they are often si- 
lently or verbally accused, that Col- 
lege Government was made for their 
amusement and really does not in- 
volve the participation, Interest, or 
support of the rest of the college.) 
We who are carrying offices in the 
college now, hate this idea and would 
certainly feel that the college as a 
whole had taken a great step for- 
ward if such a misunderstanding of 
the actual case could be eradicated. 
We feel very strongly that the big- 
gest problem awaiting solution at 
present involves Just such concepts- 
concepts which are basically those of 
general attitude toward the whole 
system— and attitudes which are based 
on lack of active interest and con- 
sequent misunderstanding of the pur- 
pose behind the system. 

Compared with the other big 
women's colleges, Wellesley's demands 
on its students stand out as being 
the most lenient. Whether the 
"rules" or "standards"— whichever we 
may choose to call them— be written 
or unwritten. I think we must admit 
that they are necessary. The ne:d. 
at present, for a court system of any 
kind seems to indicate that not all 
members of the community can adapt 
themselves to the prevailing stand- 
ards. I don't want to be misun- 
derstood here to mean that all court 
cases mean failure on the part of an 
individual to live up to all that Is 
expected of her. There are cases 
which are quite unavoidable. The 
statement does pertain, however, to 
continued carelessness about lateness 
or to cases In which a girl Intention- 



ally disregards standards of courtesy, 
good taste, or consideration for oth- 
ers by breaking "rules" as such. If 
we are not mature enough to live up 
to the liberal obligations here at col- 
lege, wouldn't bedlam prevail if no 
such "rules" existed? 

The author of the editorial to which 
I have been referring feels that the 
whole College Government system is 
outmoded; and adds that college regu- 
lations should respond to accepted 
changes in social outlook. As I see it, 
this suggestion Is the most pertinent 
,n the whole article. "Disrespect for 
rules and indifference to changing 
those rules are conditions unworthy of 
Wellesley." Our "rules" should changv 
with changing conditions. Our failure 
comes when the people who feel most 
strongly about such changes— or those 
who merely sit back and complain 
about life and regulations in general- 
Just do sit back and complain with- 
out doing anything constructive. Col- 
lege Government is not on the de- 
fensive about suggested alterations. 
The officers who work most in- 
timately with the system not only wel- 
come, but would like to expect active 
suggestions and criticism. If existing 
standards are felt to be outmoded, why 
don't the people who realize the fact 
come to us and offer more satisfactory 
plans? 

Possibly it is idealistic, though I 
hope not, to assume that the majority 
of girls in college have respect for 
College Government or rather for the 
purpose behind any such system of 
government. Minor difficulties in the 
system are easily changed and should 
be if the need arises. As I see it, 
if rules grow to be considered "a 
silly failure" they should be brought 
to light and an attempt made to 
understand their reason for existing. 
If the reasons found aren't satisfac- 
tory let us, by all means, do some- 
thing about them! We urge you to 
please help us by letting us In on 
the ideas and suggestions which you 
undoubtedly have. Won't you drop 
into the C. G. office at any time and 
leave a letter containing your sug- 
gestions—or better yet, come to see 




FOUND— A pair of Kinases on East Central 
Street near the entrance to the old 
Paint Shop. Call Mrs. Harold Dupree, 
681-'. East Central Street, Nntlck, Ma»». 

LOST— One box camera at Tree Day in 
1937. Alumna is sure home kind under- 
graduate will dig H up for her doughlc ■. 

PLEASE— Jane Ellis 41 would like to 
find the hoop her mother rolled on May 
Day in 1908. The name la Ella Mary 
Tilford. Will present owner kindly net 
in touch with J. E. at NorumbcRn. 

LOST— Silver Waterman's fountain pen (be- 
tween Blllinua and the Libel. Great sen- 
timental value — besides, the Re oral is 
upon me. Rewnrd. Return to NEWS 
Office. 



Vienna Journal Shows 
Wellesley Activities 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 4) 



on the contrary, Just as at other 
universities physical education Is an 
Important part of the instruction at 
Wellesley college. The motto of the 
college Is "enjoyment of life." There- 
fore, at this school all things are 
furthered and fostered which make 
for Joy of living. Sports, games and 
singing have first place. Amon? the 
most important sports at Wellesley 
college Is archery, a typical American 
sport, which is here cultivated with 
great spirit. Once yearly, a contest 
In archery is held on the great sport 
field. The chief sport event before 
the long summer vacation, is the fam- 
ous contest with small wooden hoops. 
In their long robes, with caps on their 
heads, the students run. driving the 
hoops before them. And the student 
who wins this contest ought, accord- 
ing to an old story, to be the first to 
be married in the coming year. 



us so that we can talk them over. 
Ruth Coleman 
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